Bodywork

Simmer Down, Baby

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Blog, Bodywork | 2 comments

Simmer Down, Baby

Yesterday, I spent a good portion of my day doing pregnancy massage and to say that I enjoy it is an understatement. I began the work back in 2004 when family and friends were starting to get pregnant. Pregnancy is not exactly a new thing, but when it’s happening to people you love, it’s awfully exciting. Prepping for the course I took also gave me an appreciation for the magic of women’s bodies. The chemical changes alone blew me away, especially after the baby comes. It’s one thing to drink a glass of cold water to cool the body when it gets hot. It’s quite another thing when the...

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Roller Girl

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Blog, Bodywork | 0 comments

Roller Girl

During that last stretch of warm weather, I managed to string together several days of power walking. It felt GREAT. But getting out into the nice weather and shaking off computer time made me forget that I should have been doing some stretching as well. I got to the gym over the weekend and put in some decent time on the elliptical machine, but my quads (those strong muscles on the front of your thighs) were aching. As I tried to do some damage control in the stretching area, I spotted a foam roller and, in desperation, reached for it. Anyone who has ever used one of these cylinders of...

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Chisel It, Just A Little Bit

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Blog, Bodywork | 1 comment

Chisel It, Just A Little Bit

One of the things I recommend in my massage practice is regular work, especially the preventative stuff. It works. I’ve seen it. But I’m just as guilty as anyone else when it comes to letting too much time go by between sessions. I have my paternal grandmother’s build so I’m strong and resemble a can of corn (right down to the little ridges in the middle). It used to disturb me that I was not lithe and willowy like some of my sisters. But when I look at everything I’ve asked my body to do over the years, I’m glad I’m built the way I am. Still, I’m human. And, like anybody...

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